331 The City Drive

City of Orange, California 92706

Orange County Juvenile Hall located at 331 The City
Drive in the City of Orange.
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Betty Lou Lamoreux Juvenile Justice Center,
commonly known as Orange County Juvenile Court.
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Copyright 2004-2007

When are the visiting hours at the Orange County Juvenile Hall?

Visits are based on the last name of the child. Saturdays at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for letters, A,B,C,D,E,; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. for letters G, H,I, J,K,L,M,N; 6:30 p.m.to8:30p.m.forlettersO,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z. Inmates18 years of age and older have their visits scheduled for Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Orange County Juvenile Hall houses children accused of committing misdemeanor and felony crimes ranging from school fights, sale of drugs, molestation, theft, rape, robbery, carjacking, and murder to name a few. It has 434 beds. It is adjacent to the Orange County Juvenile Court and the Juvenile Probation and Juvenile Branch of the District Attorneys Office. Court proceedings are heard at the Betty Lou Lamoreaux Juvenile Justice Center.

Although the Orange County Juvenile Hall is fully accredited by the Orange County Department of Education, many children report the education does not meet the academic standards of many of the middle and high schools in Orange County.

There are many living units within the Orange County Juvenile Hall. Each living unit can house approximately 20 to 30 children. Juveniles are required to walk with their hands behind their back when going to and from their destination within juvenile hall. The outdoor exercise areas closely resemble adult prisons in that the facilities are surrounded by barbed wire.

Orange County Juvenile Hall

331 The City Drive South

Orange, CA 92868

Juvenile Hall phone (714) 935-6660

Juvenile Hall fax (714) 935-7581

Orange County Juvenile Hall Staff (as of 5/2806)

Director Sean Barry

Director Monica Gallagher

Assistant Director David Burnham

Assistant Director Brian Johnson

Assistant Director Stacey McCoy

Assistant Director Cora Nichter

Assistant Director Bryan Prieto

Assistant Director Robert Rangel

Secretary Jennifer Carlin

Secretary Mary Flynn

Orange County Juvenile Supervision

Director Connie Muckenthaler

Secretary Judy Moses

Orange County Juvenile Court Services

Director Darlyne Pettinicchio

Secretary Aida Sanchez

The visiting rules at Orange County Juvenile Hall are as follows:

1. All visitors will be required to pass through a metal detector prior to enterilng Orange County Juvenile Hall and will re reuired to exhibited items detected.

2. Visitors coming to Orange County Juvenile Hall are not permitted to bring purses, briefcases, backpacks, hip pouches, packages, or parcels. Orange County Juvenile Hall Staff will not hold these itmes for safe keeping during visiting.

3. Visiting at Orange County Juvenile Hall is limited to parents, step-parents (who can provide proof of current marriage to the natural parent) and legal guardians. No persons under the age of 18 may visit at Orange County Juvenile Hall.

4. Contact and communication to other detained minors at Orange County Juvenile Hall is not allowed unless you receive prior permission. Visitors are not authorized to relay information or messages from other detained minors to pesons outside Orange County Juvenile Hall. Any visitors inovle ent in a minor's criminal activity or interference in other minors' legal matters may result in prosecution at the Orange County District Attorneys Office.

5. Visits are not permitted during mealtimes at Orange County Juvenile Hall:

6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Breakfast

11:05 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Lunch

4:25 p.m. to 5:45 pm. Dinner

6. Visitors must report to the Orange County Juvenile Hall Reception Desk, 331 The City Drive, Orange California, 92868 15 minutes prior to the designated visiting time.

7. Each visitor must complete one "Visit Pass" form for each minor to be visited at Orange County Juvenile Hall. Your name must be printed clearly and must be legible. You must indicate your relationship to the child and your address.

8. It is unlawful for any perosn to falsely identify themselves, verbally or in writing, for the purpose of gaining access to any child detained at Orange County Juvenile Hall or committed to any juvenile institution. (Section 207.5 WIC.)

9. Present the completed visit request forms and proof of identity to the Orange County Juvenile Hall Reception Clerk. Only two forms of identificaiton will be accepted: (1) A California Drivers License or (2) a picture ID will be accepted. All identification must be verified by Orange County Juvenile Hall staff.

10. Visitor processing at Orange County Juvenile Hall will stop 30 minutes prior to the end of each visitation period. Visitors are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early for processing.

11. Any item brought in or taken out for a child must be authorized by Orange County Juvenile Hall staff and/or security staff.

12. Some paperback books, stamps and magazine may be permissible to bring to Orange County Juvenile Hall. These items must be inspected by Orange County Juvenile Hall security staff prior to admission. It is recommended that you put your childs last name on all items since items may be lost or stolen. All permissible itmes must be hand delivered during visiting times only.

13. It is a violaiton of the law to send or bring into Orange County Juvenile Hall or any juvenile instituion any controlled substance (drugs or paraphernalia, etc.) firearms, weapon, explosive or alcoholic beverage (See Section 871.5 W & I Code.) Unfortunately each year many persons get prosecuted with felony charges for commmiting such violations.

14. Visitors are not authoirzed to give any of the follwoing items to children detained at Orange County Juvenile Hall.

A. Tobacco (in any form)

B. Matches or strikers/lighters

C. Food items (gum candy, soda, etc.)

D. Money

E. Liquor or any other intosicant

F. Narcotics or any other drugs or medicines.

15. No presents, gifts, in any form are permitted nor will be they delivered to a child for birthdays, Christmas, or holidays.

16. All visits are submect to manotoring by the Orange County Juvenile Hall saff and will occur at a place designated by the staff. Visits at Orange County Juvenile Hall may be terminated at the discretion of the counselor on duty in the visiting area.

17. Visitors may not smoke in Orange County Juvenile Hall and are discouraged from bringing smoking material. These items will no be allowed to remain in the possession of a visitor during visiting.

18. Visitors may not leave children under the age of 12 unsupevised in the Orange County Juvenile Hall lobby or on the premises during visiting.

19. Anyone violating the Orange County Juvenile Hall visitring rules will have visiting privileges suspended.

20. Anyone violating any laws of the State of California while visiting may be subject to arrest and will have their visitation privileges revoked.

21. Suspended visiting privileges will be reviewed by Orange County Juvenile Hall Administration before further visits are allowed.

22. The Orange County Juvenile Hall utilizes narcotics dogs. In the event that the dog alerts to the presence of drugs, you will be subject to search.

23. The Orange County Juvenile Hall maintains a "no hostage" policy. In the event of a hostage situation your safety will be guarded and no child will be allowed to flee the facility by using anyone to insure their safe passage.

Orange County Juvenile Hall Probation Officer convicted of soaking boy's shoes in urine

Orange County Probation Officer Tamie Marie Bieker was charged with three misdemeanor counts of child abuse. She pled no contest to one count with four years of informal probation, 30 days of community service and one year of child abuse classes.

There was a pattern of probation staff not allowing children to use the restroom. As a result, on July 21, 2014, one male child urinated in his room near the door. The urine has flowed to the common area of the orange county juvenile hall. The probation officer reportedly went into the child's room kicked his shoes into the puddle of urine then made him put his feet in the urine soaked shoes. The child reportedly hesitated when he could feel the shoes wet but the probation officer insisted they he put them on and walk around in the urine soaked shoes. In a separate matter on August 6, 2014, the probation officer told a 13 year old boy not to pee in his room after he told her he could not longer hold it because she denied his 3 request over 2 hours to use the restroom. According to the Orange County District Attorney's Office, "The defendant is accused of picking up the victim's canvas shoes that were in front of his door, turning them over, rubbing the tops of both shoes in urine, putting them back beside the victim's door, and smiling at him."

Orange County Juvenile Hall whistle blower harassed by co-worker for reporting pattern of child abuse by Juvenile Probation Officers – Receives settlement of $820,000.00

Few are willing to stand up to the bad apples at the Orange County Juvenile Hall. When Ralph Espinoza reported some co-workers for mistreating the children at juvenile hall, he was repeatedly called a "rat," and mocked his disability by co-workers. The County did little to prevent the harassment a jury awarded him $320,000.00 in lost earnings and $500,000 for mental distress. We applaud Mr. Espinoza for doing what many others refused to do, report misconduct and protect the children.

Orange County Probation Staff allowed children to have sex at the Orange County Juvenile Hall

Orange County Juvenile Hall staff had skipped regular security checks and had created inaccurate log entries that allowed a teenage boy and girl found having sex for several hours unsupervised. As a result of the lax supervision 6 employees were fired and 7 others were suspended. Both the teenage boy and girl were both convicted of violent crimes. The boy was charged with murder and conspiracy while the girl faced two armed robberies, attempted murder, second degree robbery, and firing a gun into a residence.

Can my child be released from Orange County Juvenile Hall on the first court date?

Its really up to the judge but your attorney has three options that he or she can ask for on behalf of your child. (1) Accountability Commitment Program (ACP) –The child is released from Orange County Juvenile Hall on a GPS/electronic leg bracelet. Your child would be required to attend the ACP site Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Your child would attend school at the ACP site. (2) Home Supervision Program (HSP) – The child would be put on an ankle bracelet/GPS and would generally not be allowed to go anywhere except school and maybe counseling. (3) Physical Labor - In Orange County Juvenile Court, your attorney can ask that your child serve time on the Juvenile Court Work Program. This could involve cleaning up parks and graffiti removal.

Can my child have his friends come over while he is on HSP or ASP?

No. One of the conditions of both HSP and ASP is that no visitors are allowed to come over to the house.

What is the cost to replace the HSP or ACP equipment if my child destroys it?

The equipment cost more than $1,000.00 to replace.

Do I have to pay the County of Orange for the time my child has spent in Orange County Juvenile Hall?

Yes. Parents are responsible for the cost of incarcerating your child at Orange County Juvenile Hall. The financial office is located across the plaza from the Orange County Juvenile Court. It is located at the Manchester Office Building at 301 The City Drive, Orange, CA on the 4th Floor.

Can Anyone visit my child in Orange County Juvenile Hall?

Mothers, fathers, and legal guardians can visit with a valid form of United States Identification such as a California Drivers License, California Identification Card, U.S. Passport. Any exceptions must be approved by a unit supervisor, Orange County Juvenile administrator, or a court order by the Orange County Juvenile Court. Only two visitors are allowed at a time to visit your child.

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